2000.01.21 16:00 "tiffcp.exe question", by

2000.01.21 16:30 "Re: tiffcp.exe question", by Helge Blischke

Does anyone know why the tiffcp utility changes field types from LONG to SHORT? For example, I have an input file with the tags of image length, image width, and rowsperstrip as LONG and the output file comes out as SHORT for these tags. Why doesn't the output file tags have the same field type as the input file?

These tags belong to those the TIFF V6 spec allows both types (LONG or SHORT).

Thus, tiffcp conforms to the spec, but one might argue on which behaviour would be more "natural".